January 23, 2020
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Election 2020: Student Broadcasters In Iowa
Ahead of the Iowa caucuses -- the first test of the 2020 presidential election -- KGOU's student broadcasters are among a group of OU Journalism students reporting from the campaign trail in a state that has many parallels with Oklahoma. Taitum Wilson, Katelyn Howard and Drew Hutchinson will be producing stories for KGOU in the coming weeks, to complement NPR's national coverage and live results on Feb. 3. Stay tuned!
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Katelyn and Taitum (above) and Drew (below)
Young woman at audio console
StateImpact Oklahoma To Get Pro Bono Legal Support
US map highlighting 5 states OR CO OK TN and PA
Accountability journalism -- holding those in power to account -- depends on access to public records, documents, and data . But getting those records can be a long, grueling process that often culminates in lawsuits and appeals.

To help local news organizations, the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press has launched the Local Legal Initiative  to provide pro bono legal support to journalists in five states with unique public records problems -- including Oklahoma. KGOU's collaborative reporting project StateImpact Oklahoma is one of the organizations that will have access to legal support under this initiative, which is funded by the Knight Foundation.

Impeachment Topic Hub at KGOU.org
KGOU is committed to bringing you the news of the day, and sometimes that means interrupting regular programming for special coverage. This week we've been airing live coverage of the Senate impeachment trial, but we also want to bring you other important news as well. For the times when we are not in live coverage, you can still follow along from a topic page at KGOU.org, where you can access a live video feed of the Senate trial, along with all news concerning impeachment.

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Intelligence Squared US : Is Capitalism A Blessing?
Capitalism is often credited for booming economies, fostering human ingenuity, and bolstering free societies where open markets drive human progress. But as concerns over income inequality increase and issues of racial, economic, and social justice become more prominent in the public sphere, the capitalist system faces growing scrutiny. The question up for debate on the next Intelligence Squared US is this: Is capitalism a blessing? Tune in to KGOU's Sunday Radio Matinee on Jan. 26 at 12 p.m. for the spirited debate. (Note: If the Senate impeachment trial continues Sunday, this program may be preempted.)
More Special Coverage
Stitt at podium in House chamber
State of the State Address
Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt will open the 2020 legislative session, and present his proposed state budget before a joint session of the state House and Senate on Monday, Feb. 3. KGOU's Capitol Insider team, Dick Pryor and Shawn Ashley will provide analysis leading up to and following the governor's State of the State address, with coverage beginning at 12:30 p.m.
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State of the Union Address
President Trump is slated to deliver his State of the Union speech to a joint session of Congress on Tuesday, Feb. 4 at 8 p.m. CT. KGOU will air NPR's special coverage of the address, with analysis and context on the air, plus fact-checking and annotation in a live blog online. (Note: If the president's address is delayed, KGOU will carry coverage whenever it occurs.)
Ticket Giveaways
The Choir of Man at OCCC
Oklahoma City Community College presents the touring cast of the stage musical set in an English pub, The Choir of Man, on Monday, Feb. 10. Enter our drawing for your chance to win a pair of tickets to this irresistible combination of party, concert, and pint-fueled good time.

Ballet Folcló rico Nacional de Mexico at Armstrong Auditorium
Delighting audiences with their stomping rhythms, traditional whirling dances, colorful costumes and festive songs, Ballet Folclórico Nacional, under the direction of Silvia Lozano, brings the culture of Mexico to Armstrong Auditorium on Thursday, Feb. 13. We're giving away tickets in a random drawing:

OKC Broadway: Come From Away
Come From Away tells the remarkable true story of 7,000 airline passengers stranded on 9/11 and the small town in Newfoundland that welcomed them . OKC Broadway presents this infectious musical at the Civic Center Feb. 4 - 9; we're giving away tickets to the opening night performance on Feb. 4.

Congratulations to Our Winners
In our last issue we gave away tickets to see the country band Farewell Angelina at OCCC to winners Charlotte and William; we also gave away tickets to OKC Broadway's Miss Saigon to our lucky winner Nancy. Congratulations!
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